How Much do you allot??

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Goofyest mom, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Goofyest mom

    Goofyest mom Mouseketeer

    Nov 3, 2003
    How much do you allot per person per day for food??
  2. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

    Sep 29, 2002
    We don't plan any particular amount in advance - I don't believe in formal budgeting. That said, on our last trip in November, we were 3 adults and DD-8. We averaged just under $17/person/day for food. We ate breakfast in our condo. We carried some snacks with us and bought others (got to have Dole Whip and Mickey ice cream bars:) ). Lunch and dinner were either in the parks, in a Disney hotel or offsite - fairly even mix of those.

    I always see reports from folks who spend more in the range of $50/person/day but I couldn't imagine spending that much. We don't want or need a fancy sit-down meal each day at Disney. We would rather eat casual and spend our time doing stuff. Some people prefer to sample all the wonderful restaurants at Disney so the food budget goes up accordingly.
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  4. Wish Upon A Star

    Wish Upon A Star DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2000
    We take $225/day for the 4 of us to spend on food and misc.

    We usually have some money left at the end of our vacation to put back into savings for the next trip.
  5. KarlaG4Kids

    KarlaG4Kids Love to travel, especially to Disney!

    Jul 16, 2004
    This trip is a bit more of a splurge for us. 2 adults 1 child. I am planning for about $140 a day for the three of us. We are planning 1 nice meal or buffet per day and then 2 counter services. A little extra for snacks. We don't plan on anything really extravagant. 'Ohana's will be our biggest meal. On previous trips we have spent as little as about $15 per person per day but that is eating breakfast in our room/condo/camper and then carrying snacks and water bottles with us. We only allowed a couple of times to have a Disney snack. With a little planning you can make any budget work. You can spend a bunch or a little. We are looking forward to trying the restaurants Disney World has to offer and a couple of character breakfasts this time.
  6. gigi1313

    gigi1313 DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2001
    we're not budget'ers per se (as in don't write down every expense and try to figure it to the penny pre-trip, we are thrifty when saving for our trip and always looking to get the most bang for our buck) but expect to spend about $150/day for our family of four... that being said, some days we'll exceed it (hoop dee doo revue!) and others we'll come in under (breakfast in room, animal kingdom lunch package, food court for dinner)
  7. vettechick99

    vettechick99 <font color=purple>Why do I open these threads?<br

    Jan 2, 2004
    We're alloting $150 food budget for two people, although some days we may spend less. We have lots of nice dinners planned and even just one alcoholic drink each will add another $12-15 to the bill. :O

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